Cindy’s Pets Strawberry Festival

Cindy’s Pets Strawberry Festival. Every year, Cindy’s Pets holds a Strawberry Festival to raise money for their organization’s mission. This year it is on Mar. 2, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm at Community Congregational Church, 6533 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey, FL. 34652. Access their website is here.

Cindy’s Pets Strawberry Festival

Cindy's Pets Strawberry Festival

The Strawberry Festival features a strawberry stand, strawberry shortcake, kids zone, dog show, dog agility course, raffles, food, vendor market and fun!

Sponsorship opportunities and vendor space are available, vendor spaces are $50. Please e-mail CPStrawberryFestival@gmail.com for more information. Or go to their Facebook page.

Cindy’s Pets delivers pet food for the pets of Seniors who take part in the Meals on Wheels program, thereby assuring that both the Seniors and their pets have plenty to eat in both East and West Pasco County. Currently, the group delivers 2,000 pounds of cat, dog and bird food to over 400 pets each month. Cindy’s Pets is a 501-c3.

Cindy’s Pets is a Featured Rescue at our Trinity Pets Yappy Hour  at Varsity Club, Trinity. We always enjoy having them.  Please consider a donation to this great organization, you can do so on their website or come to Trinity Pets Yappy Hour on the 2nd Tuesday of June at 6pm.  Here are some of the great people at Cindy’s Pets at our Trinity Yappy Hour last July. Trinity Pet Sitters LLC will be at Cindy’s Pets Strawberry Festival.

Cindy's Pets Strawberry Festival 2018

Cindy’s Pets Strawberry Festival 2019

Cindy’s Pets Strawberry Festival promises to be great fun and a chance for everyone to see all that they do to help seniors keep their pets by getting food to them. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer with Cindy’s Pets, please get in touch at their website or Facebook Page. They can certainly use your help or any donations you can make. 

Take a look at  a recent Trinity Pets Yappy Hour

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Cindy’s Pets Strawberry Festival

Start Your Engines-Trinity FL 2019

Start Your Engines 2019 Start Your Engines-Trinity FL 2019 will be Saturday, April 13 at Trinity Medical Center, 9330 SR 54, Trinity. FL 34655. This will run alongside the Medical Center’s Community Educational event. The car show will run from 10 am to 4 pm. (Please note the change of date to April 13).

Come out and see all the fabulous classic and custom cars/trucks  that take part in this event.

Start Your Engines-Trinity FL 2019

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Car registration starts at 8 am to 10 am and is $15. the day of the show. Show starts 10 am 4 pm. 105 trophies will be awarded to: Top 40, 20 Special Interest, 40 Best of Class, and 5 Best of Show. Dash plaques will go to the first 300 entrants. Also, club participation award, door prizes, and a DJ and 50’s-60’s music. Profits will benefit AAU Basketball. 

The Club participation award will go to the club with the most cars participating in the show.

The educational section inside Trinity Medical Center will featuring ‘Ask The Doctor’ education stations, family friendly activities, a Teddy Bear Clinic for the kids and more!

Be sure to wear sun protection and a hat; sunglasses are good too. It gets pretty warm out there although this year’s show is a couple of weeks earlier than the last one.  Bring water too.

For information about car shows in  this area, check out our Facebook page: Classic Car Shows

 

 

 

 

This information posted courtesy of Toni Weidman, Sailwinds Realty and Craig Weidman of  Trinity Pet Sitters LLC. 

Come visit us at Trinity Pets Yappy Hour . It’s always great fun when the dogs get together and socialize. 

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River Side Village Pool Home For Sale

River Side Village Pool Home For Sale. A place to park your RV or boat right at home on your own 22,000+ square foot property (just under half an acre at .47). 

This great home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a half bath in the hallway. A spacious living room, with triple sliding glass doors that open to the screened patio. A generously sized kitchen that opens to the lovely family room with its wood-burning fireplace. The family room opens to the patio also. 

River Side Village Pool Home For Sale

River Side Village Pool Home For Sale

A split-bedroom home, the large Master Bedroom with an en suite bathroom also has a large walk-in closet. 

A sparkling 10 x 25 ft. pool (sizes approx.) sits in its own screen enclosure in the back yard.  The enclosure has a locking door for safety.

What schools will your children attend? 

River Side Village Pool Home For Sale.

Longleaf Elementary School   
River Ridge Middle School   
River Ridge High School

Click the link above to go to the school website.

 

Appliances have been replaced in the last 4 years, a new garage door opener, all screening on porch and pool have been replaced in the last 5-6 years, there are security lights all around the home, and the roof replaced in 2015. And there are Rain Guard gutters.

The oversized garage has had a make-over this year and is all shiny and ready for whatever you need to use it for. 

There is no home-owners association in River Side Village. The neighborhood is convenient to both Trinity and New Port Richey area shopping, health facilities, and restaurants. 

You might want to read 7 Fireplace Safety Tips. 

 And, Pool Safety For Children

If you would like to see this home, call:

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Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL- Pasco Animal Services

Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL was scheduled for March 9 2019 but has been cancelled. The information below refers to the 2018 Woofstock.

Woofstock will benefit sick and injured animals admitted into Pasco County Animal Services.  Their website is here. There will be vendors, music, raffles, food and wine available to purchase. Be sure to wear sun protection, maybe a hat and sunglasses. It’s scheduled to be hot on Saturday!

Woofstock Land O'Lakes FL

 

“Pasco County Animal Services Department is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people.  The Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Open from 12:00 p.m.6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  For more information or volunteer opportunities.or call (813) 929-1212, (352) 521-5194, or (727) 834-3216.”

If you’re in need of a Professional Pet Sitter to come to your home and walk, play with, and feed your pets, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  We sponsor Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club Trinity. More Info here.

Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL

What will be there?
– Food trucks
– Live music
– Rescues with pets available for adoption
– K9 demo
– Trick Dog “U” K9 Training Academy Demo
– and more!

.Hosted by Friends of Animal Services, Pasco County Animal Services, and THE NEW BARKER magazine.

Woofstock Land O'Lakes FLBe sure to come out and support our Pasco County Animal Services for all the work they do in helping the homeless animals. 

Have you been to Trinity Pets  Yappy Hour yet? We help raise money for local animal rescue groups (a different one each month). At Varsity Club Trinity  at 6 pm on the 2nd Tuesday. Bring your dog and your friends.

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Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL

Recycle Your Christmas Tree – Pasco County

Recycle Your Christmas Tree – Pasco County. Pasco County has recycling for Christmas trees. There may be different requirements to recycle our once-green friends but if you have curbside recycling you can do it yourself from home.

It seems sad to me that after reigning in splendor in our homes, the tree is just thrown at the curbside.  At the least, it can be recycles or sent for re-use.

One very important caveat: never burn your Christmas Tree in your fireplace or wood stove.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree – Pasco County

  • First, remove all tinsel, metal hooks, lights and ornaments. 
  • Choose a container (plastic bags are not allowed).
  • Put a sticker on it. Get your sticker from the trash service guys.
  • Put out at the curb the night before pick-up day.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree - Pasco CountyIn Pasco County, each year the Recycling Department, Parks and Recreation and some private businesses partner to offer Christmas tree recycling drop offs to Pasco citizens. The trees are chipped and used in our parks to mulch trails and planting beds. The drop off runs from the day after Christmas until  Jan 12 during normal business hours. There are generally 8-10 drop off sites throughout the county.

Questions or Concerns, Contact the Recycling Office:
Central: (813) 235-6012
Westside: (727) 856-4539
Eastside: (352) 521-4285

Or you can remove all tinsel, metal hooks and decorations from your tree and drop it off at one of the following locations during normal business hours. Do this from December 26, 2018 through January 7, 2019.

Pasco County residents recycled 1,272 Christmas trees last year!

Locations

  • John S. Burks Memorial Park, 13220 Gene Nelson Blvd., Dade City
  • Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson
  • Anclote Gulf Park, 2305 Baillie’s Bluff Road, Holiday
  • Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’Lakes Blvd. Land O’ Lakes
  • Sam W. Pasco Recreational Complex, 39835 Chancey Road, Zephyrhills
  • Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Road, New Port Richey
  • West Pasco Class III site, 14606 Hays Road, Spring Hill
  • Wesley Chapel District Park (north end at Overpass Road), 7727 Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel.

You can visit the Pasco website here for more information. For more in general information about Pasco County Recycling, click here.

Pet Safety During  the Holidays

You can visit the Pasco website here for more information. For more in general information about Pasco County Recycling, click here.

Pet Safety During  the Holidays

Trinity Pets Yappy Hour – Come visit with us at Varsity Club Trinity and bring your dog.  Or if you need a Professional Pet Sitter (insured/bonded), give us a call 727-359-9518 at Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree – Pasco County 

Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross

Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross on Epiphany Sunday, January 6, 2019 to celebrate Epiphany.  The following is a history given by Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 36 N Pinellas Ave Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. 727-937-3540. You can access the website here.

Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross 

Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross 2017
Courtesy of Tampa Bay Times

History of Epiphany

The Orthodox Christian celebrates Epiphany on January 6th of each year, in remembrance of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River 2000 years ago. Following tradition, the Greek community established January 6th of each year be celebrated with the sanctification of the waters; and immersion of the cross in the Spring bayou on “Cross Day” or “Epiphany”.

The first observance of Epiphany in Tarpon Springs was in 1903 in an Episcopal church attended by few people. In the next few years, as the news spread throughout the US and Canada, devoted Greeks and Americans made the pilgrimage from the nation and Canada to take part in the celebration of Epiphany and its three-day festivities.

Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross 

A golden cross is thrown into the water, at the same moment, the young men  dive into the waters. They swim, wrestle, and churn the waters in search of the cross. The throwing of the cross symbolizes casting of the bread of truth upon the troubled world.

Furthermore, the diver who retrieves the cross kneels before the Archbishop  while handing him the golden cross. At this time, the Archbishop blesses the young man and congratulates him.

Finally, whoever retrieves the cross, it is said that he will have good fortune and divine beneficence. Upon return to the church, the divers stand at the altar, while the retriever receives special blessings. 

The procession to Spring Bayou for the Dive starts at 12:15pm. (noon). 

This information courtesy of Toni Weidman. If you have further questions, direct them to Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at the phone number/website above.

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Looking for a Professional Pet Sitter? One who is insured and bonded? Take a look at Trinity Pet Sitters LLC. We come to your home to feed, walk, and take care of your pet when you can’t be there. And we run Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club Trinity. The 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm. Bring your dog with you and help our local Rescue organizations.

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Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross

Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events

Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events. I’ve listed some really great Holiday events here but first I want to tell you about a this one. 

Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events

The Holiday Lights at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo are absolutely stunning, and will take your breath away. It’s at 12520 Ulmerton Road, 727-582-2100. Website here. Parking is free, and runs from Nov. 23 to Dec. 30, 2018. The suggested donation is $5.00 for ages 13 and over, which goes to help keep pay for the display. It happens nightly from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Sponsored by Florida Botanical Gardens and The Tampa Bay Times. 

There is no snow; that is a feature on my website.

The event is the largest fundraiser for the gardens and depends on volunteers, sponsors, and donations to reduce the cost of offering this holiday tradition in Pinellas County. Santa is there for photos. This year, Paws Nights  is every night-you can bring your favorite dog or cat. We  met a cat dressed as Mrs. Claus.  Get there about 6-6:15 pm for total darkness. 

More Holiday Events

The Victorian Christmas Stroll at the Henry Plant Museum in Tampa is always wonderful. At 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., it runs from Dec. 1 – Dec. 23 from 10 am to 8 pm. Cost Adults – $15, Seniors – $13, Youth – $9.  Last tickets sold at 7:30 pm. From the Museum: “Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel. Complimentary cider and cookies are being served on the veranda each day while holiday music floats through the air.  Guests can enjoy live music each evening from 6 pm – 8 pm”.

Country Christmas Open House at the Pioneer Florida Museum, 16502 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City. Dec 8 10 am. Free Christmas cookies, the wonderful Ronnie Setser CAR SHOW, Food truck and other wonderful concession items, holiday music, face painters, children’s activities, Knockerball soccer, barrel train rides, all Museum buildings will be open and will have docent guides in period costumes, and more.$5 admission, under 5 free or bring in a new unwrapped toy and get in free. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be there.

Old Fashioned Christmas and Holiday Parade in Dunedin is on Main Street Dec 8 from 4 pm to 9 pm. Dunedin Parks & Recreation presents their annual holiday event along the streets of downtown Dunedin. See Santa arrive during the holiday street parade then stay downtown for horse-drawn carriage rides, train rides, a snow slide, kids crafts, old-fashioned games, s’mores, live music & entertainment, visit with Santa, and catch the “snow flurries” falling on Main Street. Free to attend. Donations accepted at the carriage rides, train rides, crafts, snow and Santa areas. Proceeds benefit the Dunedin For Youth Scholarship Fund.

Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events

Christmas In The Wild at Lowry Park Zoo. The event started Nov. 23 & 24, will continue this weekend Dec. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 26-30. These 18 wild and wonderful nights start at 4 pm. 424.95 ticket.  Visit the animals at night. Read more on my post here

Christmas Train Rides At Crews Lake Park are Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16. You can view more about them here.

You can also follow our Facebook page: Events in West Pasco Area.

 

Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events

Enjoy!

If you need a petsitter while you are enjoying all these events, call
Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. We insured and bonded and come to your home to take care of your pet.

Read tips on  how to make your walk with your dog more enjoyable and safer for him. 

Brought to you by:

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Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

Well, this year sure went by fast and here we are again at Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs which is Friday (yes, this Friday) December 7, 2018. from 5 pm to 10 pm. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 6 pm.  Event here.

Snow Place Like Tarpon SpringsPicture courtesy the Merchants Association

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

All this takes place on historic Tarpon Avenue in downtown Tarpon Springs.  And, it’s free to attend. 

Included in Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016:
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 pm
Carriage Ride and Hay ride
Photo Opportunities with Inflatable Characters & Contest Snow Play area with 20 tons of blown snow
DJ and Christmas Music
Christmas Movie (Elf) sponsored by Unbehagan Advisers
Tarpon Springs Middle School Jazz Band and Tarpon Springs High School Choral Group
Visit with Santa
Write and Mail your Letter to Santa
Illuminated Boat Parade at Spring Bayou (approximately 8:15pm)
Balloon Artist
Many food and retail vendors (for purchase)
Performances by Just Dance, Fusion Dance, All American Youth and the Plato Academy Cloggers

•Children’s Christmas Activities by the Tarpon Springs Recreation Division including an inflatable slide and obstacle course.

Wow, that’s quite a list!

Live Music, Holiday shopping in the lovely stores downtown and the Arts and Crafts vendors, Holiday dancers, falling snow and a snow play area. What more could you ask for?

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016Picture by Toni taken 3 years ago.

Who To Contact If You Need More Info

You can contact the organizers by email here.   
Or call 727-943-1140.       Website here.

This is always a fun event; everyone loves the snow (at least, a little bit of it 🙂 ). So be sure to come, the kids will have a fantastic time.

Finally, this information brought to you by Toni Weidman of Sailwinds Realty and Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  Please contact the organizers at the sites above for more information.

Have you been to our  Trinity Pets Yappy Hour yet?  We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month except July, August and December at Varsity Club on Little Road in New Port Richey, FL. Info here.

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Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

The Candy Cane Express 2018 in Hudson FL is at Crews Lake Wilderness Park (AKA as the Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad) in the Hudson area next to the Suncoast Parkway. At 16739 Crews Lake Dr.   The CP&G is known for it’s Easter, Halloween, Christmas and Birthday Trains. 

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson
The Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad is a 7.5 inch gauge railroad both children and adults can ride on. And, believe me, it is tons of fun. (I’ve been on it; I’m just a kid at heart).

Ride the train to Santa’s cabin, see Santa and take pictures with him too. And then enjoy the lovely ride through the park back to where you climbed aboard. Be sure to pack your camera for the trip and take lots of pictures. 

You can find out more about it, take a look at this Facebook page.  Or visit the CP&G website.

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

The train rides are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays; 

December 8, 9, 15, and 16.

The trains will run from 10 am to 4 pm on those dates.
The cost is $6.00 per person; children under 12 mos. are free.
Crews Lake Wilderness Park is at 16739 Crews Lake Dr., Spring Hill, FL. 34610. 

And, parking is now free!

Finally, please remember that the good folks running this event are all volunteers. So have a little patience and share your child’s joy. Food and beverages are available to purchase.

All Aboard the Candy Cane Express!

This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman- Sailwinds Realty.  Contact the event organizers for further information.

How about Christmas In The Wild at Lowry Park Zoo.

Here’s 6 Ways To Fool Burglars Into Thinking Your Home Over the Holidays.

Looking for a Professional Pet Sitter to feed, walk and love your pets over the holidays? Or anytime: Call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. Come to our Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club. We have fun and you can bring your dog.

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Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa is the new holiday season event.  The event starts Nov. 23 & 24, 30; and Dec. 1 (sold out),  7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. These  wild and wonderful nights start at 4 pm and cost only $24.95 per ticket.  

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

 According to their website: “Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is transforming into a world of winter wonder for our Christmas in the Wild event! For 11 delightful nights, enjoy a merry and memorable evening with this unique, but traditional holiday event in the special setting of the Zoo at night. From the sights of stunning lights, the seasonal smells of holiday treats, the excitement of festive entertainment and the magic of wildlife at night, Christmas in the Wild will offer guests of all ages a uniquely immersive holiday experience.”

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

At the present time, you can visit Santa in his lodge at the Zoo. “Santa’s Tree Top Lodge is a secret get away nestled under a hidden tree canopy of the Zoo, surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights. This whimsical setting is made of natural materials including cedar and stone.

“While waiting to meet Kris Kringle, take advantage of additional photo opportunities, festive entertainment, a crepe station and holiday drink options! Upon reaching the Tree Top Lodge, be escorted by Santa’s playful elves!

“Inside Santa’s Lodge, you will be greeted by soft white Christmas lights and beautiful decorations. Santa will be found in his rustic lodge sorting through his most treasured gifts as he prepares for that magical night on Christmas Eve.”

For reservation details, and more pricing info visit the Zoo website.  For Tickets click here.

And, a 50 foot  Animated Christmas Tree.

Beyond Christmas In The Wild: 

Did you know that you can host an event at the Zoo? Book parties, weddings, holiday parties, birthday parties and more. Click here to view this exciting option.

Whatever you do this season, don’t pass up a visit to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

*Santa photo and other information courtesy of Lowry Park Zoo.

Looking for a Pet Sitter to walk your dog and cat while you visit the Zoo? Trinity Pet Sitters LLC comes to your home to take loving care of your pets. Or call 727-359-9518. 

Come to dinner at Trinity Pets Yappy Hour. We help rescues raise money for their homeless pets. Current location is Varsity Club Trinity on Little Road. Read about it here.

Toni Weidman
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Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa